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miserly

adjective uk   /ˈmaɪ.zəl.i/ us    /-zɚ.li/ disapproving

miserly adjective (PERSON)

like or typical of a miser: a miserly person

miserly adjective (AMOUNT)

A miserly amount is extremely small: The workers are paid a miserly $2 a day.
miserliness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “miserly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, 守財奴似的, 吝嗇鬼似的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, 守财奴似的, 吝啬鬼似的…
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